Throw your own Fat Tuesday party at home with festive, easy-to-make favorites.
Many Cajun and Creole dishes are seasoned with the so-called holy trinity—bell pepper, onion, and celery. This Creole-style
jambalaya has lots of tomato in it.
Recipe: Shrimp-and-Sausage Jambalaya
Dark, leafy greens like kale are incredibly good for you, so don’t feel guilty about the bacon!
Recipe: Wilted Kale with Bacon
Every good Mardi Gras party ends with a king cake, which traditionally holds a baby figurine inside that represents the Christ
child. Whoever finds the baby enjoys good luck the following year—and must prepare the cake for next year’s celebration. These
miniatures are a twist on the classic dessert.
Recipe: Mini King Cupcakes
For a pretty presentation, rub the rims of glasses with lemon wedges, and dip in a mixture of black pepper and coarse salt.
Recipe: Cajun Bloody Mary